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Harry Hay on 19th century Remittance Men




A short clip from a longer 1996 interview with Mattachine Society founder Harry Hay in which he describes the common 19th century phenomenon of "Remittance Men." They were the outcast, typically gay, children of well-off families who were sent "as far away as possible," i.e. to San Francisco or Vancouver, where they could carry on their lives without shaming the families...


Run time 2 minutes 23 seconds
Producer Shaping San Francisco
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